Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

Rookery Nook

By Ben Travers Directed by Ian Forrest Presented by Theatre by the Lake on 15 September 2014 A very good production with an excellent cast and a superb set design. The house, Rookery Nook, is itself characterful. In the first … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare Directed by ?? Presented by Theatre by the Lake on 13 September 2014 A wonderful production, with a complex, colourful set — the stage is one huge Moroccan bazaar, crammed with all the exotic goods and services … Continue reading

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My Perfect Mind

By Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge Directed by Kathryn Hunter A Young Vic / Told By An Idiot / Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production at the Young Vic on 4 September 2014 Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Madman

By Nikolai Gogol Adapted by Howard Colyer Directed by Scott Le Crass Presented by Ballast Theatre at the Jack Studio Theatre on 30 August 2014 He is a clerk; he feels himself to be a great man; others do not; … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights

By Emily Brönte Adapted and directed by Joanna Carrick Presented by Red Rose Chain at Jimmy’s Farm on 23 August 2014 After the Roaring Girls’ plays last week, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Comedy of Errors this afternoon, the … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare Directed by Joanna Carrick Presented by Red Rose Chain at Jimmy’s Farm on 23 August 2014 A production with bags of energy that doesn’t compromise on clarity, which flows from both Joanna Carrick’s direction and the power … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon

Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 21 August 2014 For Trey Parker, a musical is “meant to transport you in … Continue reading

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare Directed by Simon Godwin Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 20 August 2014 Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in … Continue reading

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The Roaring Girl

By Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton Directed by Jo Davies Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 20 August 2014 Sebastian has a problem. He’s in love with a girl but his father won’t agree to their marriage. … Continue reading

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The White Devil

By John Webster Directed by Maria Aberg Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 19 August 2014 Duke Bracciano is besotted by the beautiful Vittoria. When he makes her an indecent proposal she can’t refuse, she enlists the … Continue reading

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